About Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa

Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa is the Professional Solution for relocation services including downsizing, decluttering, & estate sales for both full and partial liquidations.

Jon Wessels


I’m Jon Wessels, the owner and operator of Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa, and I opened this business because I saw an opportunity to help people. In addition to the work I do with Caring Transitions, I have worked in the estate planning industry since 1991. I’ve seen the issues people face as they go through a transition in their life – older adults getting ready to downsize, seniors trying to decide how to pass their property onto the next generation, their kids trying to sell the house after their loved one has passed – it’s a lot to deal with, especially on your own.


Caring Transitions’ services are perfect for seniors moving in with family or into a safer living situation as well as busy families and people clearing out the home of a loved one who has passed. All of Caring Transitions’ services are customizable, so clients only pay for the services they need – whether that means managing the entire move and estate-clearing or just getting someone resettled into their new place.


We are here to help our clients through a phase of life that isn’t always easy. We sit down to help them talk through what they’re facing and create a plan to meet their goals. Whether they end up needing Caring Transitions or not, we want them to feel good about their next steps. It’s about helping people navigate a difficult time and get to the next chapter in their lives.


My wife, Teresa, and I have been married since 1988. We have two children, Jordan and Tayler, and three grandchildren, Dane, Cora and Evelyn. A loyal and long-time associate, Christy Briggs, helps me with the day-to-day operations, marketing, networking and business development. Our goal with Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa is to build a business helping clients with a network of driven individuals who see the value of what we do and want Caring Transitions to thrive in their community. This business is about serving the community and making lives easier for our clients

Create a Customized Transition Plan That Fits Your Needs!

  • Inventory, Sort, De-clutter, Downsize
  • Estate Move Management – Coordinate Movers, Pack/Unpack
  • Sell Items – Estate Sales, On-line Auction Services
  • Disperse, Donate, Recycle, Discard Items
  • Liquidate Business Assets
  • Floor Planning for New Residence
  • Repair, Paint, Clean, Stage Home for Resale
  • Assist Executors, Attorneys, Trustees, Realtors
  • Decluttering and Organizing
  • Fund Raisers
  • Other Special Projects

Call Us Today to Schedule your FREE In-Home Consultation.

Transition Specialists

Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa employees are held to the highest standards, and maintain ongoing security and education requirements. All of our employees are bonded, insured and thoroughly screened, and each of our offices participates in the comprehensive Certified Relocation Transition Specialist (CRTS) Program. The CRTS credential is a professional mark of ethics and excellence in the field of move management.

Areas Served

Dubuque, Delaware, Clayton, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette County Iowa and Jo Daviess County in Illinois

Adapting to a New Lifestyle

As life changes, it may become necessary to leave a familiar home and part with personal belongings in order to downsize and relocate to a smaller home or retirement community. At Caring Transitions of Eastern Iowa, we help our clients understand the process, evaluate their options and make informed decisions that suit their best interests. We are committed to making each client’s experience positive by minimizing stress and maximizing results.